Every New LGBTQ+ Movie Out in 2022 & How You Can Watch Them
Here are the newest LGBTQ+ movies you can watch now, or will be able to soon!
LGBTQ+ films aren't easy to come by! Despite the progress we've made with representation over the years, it can still be difficult to find new queer movies to watch.
Over the course of 2022, we'll keep you updated on every new LGBTQ+ film that comes out with this list. While there are more new movies with LGBTQ+ characters (like Scream and Death of the Nile), this list compiles films where a central character is openly LGBTQ+ and it is addressed in the narrative.
The list isn't long, and it really puts into perspective how few queer stories actually exist in cinema.
We'll update this list with new films as they come along! Happy streaming!
A Spy Movie
Stephanie Koenig, Brian Jordan Alvarez, and Brian Jordan Alvarez star in the film as the maniacal evil-doer Evelina, and the two spies desperate to stop her, Jack Johnson and Bushilla Strasshola. Evelina heads the World's Worst Crime Syndicate who has come up with a Thanos-ian plan to spread a global pandemic while withholding a vaccine. Jack and Bushilla, two agents from opposite ends of the tracks, must join their chaotic forces together to save the world.
Caleb (Troye Sivan) is a Florida teen who receives a text from a one-night stand that he just tested positive for HIV. Now Caleb must get tested, but as HIV can take up to three months to show up in the body, he spends his summer before going off to college anxiously waiting. Those three months are not without drama: his best friend and coworker Dara (Brianne Tju) is hooking up with their boss (Judy Greer), and Caleb quickly falls for another boy (Viveik Kalra) who is also waiting for his test results.
"Lance loves the Old West even more than he loves his boyfriend. He lives out his fantasy by working as a conductor and tour guide on the historic Abercorn & Copperton Steam Railroad. When his train gets robbed, Lance comes face to face with the kind of man he thought to be extinct—an outlaw. In a hormone-fueled escapade, Lance chases his mystery man into the night, hoping that catching an outlaw will satisfy his constant thirst for adventure."
Watch on Revry.
The Invisible Thread
"The bittersweet story of Leone, a teenage boy with 2 fathers. In the film Leone will have to face the prejudices his family generates, while dealing with the separation of his fathers."
Availble to stream March 4th on Netflix.
"When an aspiring young artist is forced to join her high school track team, she uses it as an opportunity to pursue the girl she’s been harboring a long-time crush on. But she soon finds herself falling for an unexpected teammate and discovers what real love feels like."
Crush premieres April 29 on Hulu.
"Based on a true story during the Cold War, Firebird is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of an Air Force base in occupied Estonia during late 1970’s Communist rule. Sergey (Tom Prior), a soulful, young soldier who dreams of becoming an actor in Moscow, is counting the days until his military service ends. His life is turned upside down when he locks eyes with Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii), a sexy, enigmatic ace fighter pilot newly assigned to his base. Driven by their undeniable attraction, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between love and friendship at a time when Soviet men in uniform caught having a sexual affair was met with the severest punishment. As their friendship grows into love, the men risk their freedom and their lives to be together in the face of an all-seeing Communist regime."
Firebird premieres in theaters April 29.
"A group of queer best friends gather in the Fire Island Pines for their annual week of love and laughter, but a sudden change of events might make this their last summer in gay paradise. As they discover the romance and pleasures of the iconic island, their bonds as a chosen family are pushed to the limit."
Fire Island premieres June 3 on Hulu.
Am I OK?
Dakota Johnson plays Lucy, who has been best friends with Jane her entire life. "Only when Lucy embarks on a personal journey, will she face a test of her friendship, and her sense of self, on a path she may not be entirely ready to take."
Starring Harry Styles, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett, the description follows "the arrival of Patrick into Marion and Tom's home" which "triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previous."
The film is expected to be released sometime this year.
Billy Eichner's major studio rom-com – the first of it's kind btw – boasts an all LGBTQ+ cast. Yes, even the straight, cisgender roles will be played by queer people. So far, the film has been described as "a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling toward love. Maybe. They’re both very busy."
Bros premieres in theaters on September 30.
Here's a list of more films to look forward to this year...